Netscape 7.0 Released

Wednesday August 28th, 2002

Netscape Communications Corporation today launched the final version of Netscape 7.0. This latest release is based on Mozilla 1.0.1, making it the first Netscape browser to be built upon post-1.0 code. The new version boasts several enhancements over the 0.9.4-based Netscape 6.2, including tabbed browsing, the ability to save complete web pages, print preview, site icons (Favicons), a download manager, full screen mode (Windows only), Quick Search within Mail & Newsgroups and Address Book, return receipts, mail labels, S/MIME mail encryption, CSS support in Composer and one-click web page publishing.

Netscape 7.0 also has several features not found in Mozilla. These include the ability to access Netscape Webmail and AOL accounts directly from within Mail & Newsgroups, a button to easily toggle the display of My Sidebar in Navigator and P3P support for automated cookie handling. Improved instant messaging features — including file transfers, Buddy Alerts and Buddy Icons — are provided by AOL Instant Messenger for Netscape and ICQ for Netscape. There's also a round throbber with a cool animation.

Netscape 7.0 can be downloaded from Netscape's web site or FTP server. More details can be found at Netscape Browser Central or in the Release Notes.

#45 Re: Netscape 7 and Mozilla 1.1

by jtilak

Thursday August 29th, 2002 7:34 PM

You are replying to this message

there are still problems using netscape 7 and mozilla with the same profile. even the release notes for netscape 7 say so. <…ns7/relnotes/7.html#prefs>

funny, the release notes say dont use the same profile but after you install netscape, the first thing it does is use your mozilla profile WITHOUT PROMPTING YOU to create a new one for netscape.

so i create a new profile for netscape and when i use it i notice my privacy settings (cookie sites etc) were copied from my mozilla profile. so i clear my privacy settings on the netscape profile. and when i start mozilla, the privacy settings are cleared on my mozilla profile too.

i recommend not using netscape if you have mozilla, even with seperate profiles.